There’s just something about seeing your favorite anime movie scenes take the form of delicious food that makes you want to go back again and again.
Makoto Shinkai’s anime film Your Name, which just made headlines by officially becoming the highest grossing Japanese film ever in China, is about to go from the screen to the table. THE GUEST cafe&diner has unveiled Your Name-themed pop-up cafes and collaboration merchandise shops that will be open for a limited time in Tokyo and Nagoya.
The cafe features a variety of dishes, sweets, and drinks that are based on both scenes and actual food that appears in the film, and they have perfect names to go with it. Prices range anywhere between 680 yen (USD$5.80) and 1,480 yen. If you order a drink, you’ll receive one of six original coasters that feature a scene from the movie. Here’s what you can expect from the menu.
▼ First up is this absolutely mesmerizing dessert dishe modeled after the comets featured in the film, named The Comet We Saw Together on that Day Plate (1,280 yen), which comes with ice cream and decadent mousse.
▼ The pairing drink, aptly dubbed The Night Sky on the Night the Stars Fell Soda (930 yen), comes packed with flavored jelly and a dollop of ice cream. Taste the bubbly galaxy.
▼ This is the Who Are You? Latte (680 yen). Maybe you’ll figure out who “you” are after you get some caffeine in your system.
▼ This matcha green tea parfait is a perfect miniature model of the sacred mountain featured in the film. The 1,080 yen dessert is garnished with minute details like the great stone and tree in the center of the field. I don’t know about you, but I’d feel bad destroying this masterpiece.
▼ Among the main dishes are replicas of those featured in male lead Taki’s side of the story, such as the pizza at his part-time job (680 yen), the croquet sandwich he munches on at lunch (1,080 yen), and the exquisite pancakes female lead Mitsuha (while occupying Taki’s body) snapped photos of at the cafe (1,480 yen).
The Tokyo cafe, located on the 7th floor of Parco in Ikebukuro, will be open from January 7 to February 7, 2017. Nagoya Parco’s Your Name cafe will start up on January 27 and last all the way until April 3, 2017.
▼ The Ikebukuro Parco location even features a photo spot on the staircase! Pretend you’re meeting your star-crossed lover (even though the actual location is only a few stations away in Tokyo’s Shinjuku neighborhood).
▼ Exclusive Your Name merchandise will be available at the cafes as well. You can get anything from coffee mugs to key chains to cookies! After you consume edible souvenirs of the movie, it’s always nice to carry home a physical reminder.
In addition to the Ikebukuro Parco and Nagoya Parco cafes, you can pick up merchandise at Parco locations in Sendai, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka at the Your Name Collaboration Merchandise Shops. All addresses, along with open hours, are listed below.
Your Name Cafe (Tokyo branch) / 君の名は。カフェ（東京店）
Address: Tokyo-to, Toshima-ku, Minami Ikebukuro 1-chome 28-2, Ikebukuro Parco Honkan 7th floor
東京都豊島区南池袋1丁目28-2 池袋 パルコ 7F本館
Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (will close at 7 p.m. on February 7)
Your Name Cafe (Nagoya branch) / 君の名は。カフェ（名古屋店）
Address: Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi, Chuo-Sakae 3-29-1, Cats Garden (Nagoya Parco West Annex 8th floor
愛知県名古屋市中区栄3-29-1 キャッツガーデン（名古屋パルコ 西館８F）
Open 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (will close at 6 p.m. April 3)
Your Name collaboration merchandise shop information
Hiroshima Parco 9th floor (Passageway Exhibit Area)
Open: 1/7/2017-1/23/2017 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (closes at 6 p.m. on the final day)
Fukuoka Parco Honkan 5th floor Exhibit Area
Open: 1/11/2017-1/29/2017 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (closes at 6 p.m. on the final day)
Osaka Daimaru Shinsaibashi, North Annex basement level 1 Antenna Plus u
Open: 1/11/2017-1/17/2017 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Sendai Parco Honkan 4th floor Exhibit Area
Open: 1/13/2017-1/29/2017 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sources and Images: THE GUEST cafe&diner press release
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